How to Reset Windows Update

How to Reset Windows Update

You may regularly update Windows on your computer as this will facilitate your computer to download and install the latest updates with bug fixes, security patches, and so on. Besides, it is the mechanism to obtain new feature updates and preview builds.

However, you sometimes encounter some problems in the updating process; your device may not download or Windows Update cannot connect to the Microsoft servers as the Windows Update agent-related services stop working. 

Do not worry because we come with solutions to these situations you are questioning about. Resetting Windows Update on Windows 10 can address the problem your device is experiencing. 

Reset Windows Update using Troubleshooter tool

Follow these steps to reset Windows Update by using the Troubleshooter tool

First of all, you need to download the Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft.

  1. Click twice the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab file to operate the troubleshooter.

  2. Choose the Windows Update option.

  3. Click the Next button.
    Windows Update Troubleshooter

  4. Run the Try troubleshooting as an administrator option and then re-select your option and click the Next button again.

  5. Choose the Close button.

  6. Open Windows Update Troubleshooter again.

  7. Select the Windows Networking Diagnostics option to address any networking problems that interrupt updates from downloading.

  8. Choose the Next button.

  9. Click the Close button.

  10. Restart the computer.

After restarting your computer, you can try to update Windows 10 one more time, and then it can work as you expect.

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